Ozil highly rated by Schurrle.
Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle has tipped Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil to react positively to the recent criticism that has been sent his way.
Arsenal’s £42.5m record signing has failed to find top form this season, but German teammate Schurrle says the 25-year-old is world class and just needs time.
Ozil’s best position has been the topic of much discussion this season. Schurrle is adamant that the former Real Madrid man is most effective in the number 10 role.
Schurrle and Ozil will go face to face on Sunday when Arsenal travel to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.
“Mesut is a player who needs the pressure a little bit,” Schurrle told The Mirror. “He needs the pressure to perform.
“He is a great player. He is everything that you need in his position when he plays number 10. He can play the pass and he can score.
“So I think when you give him a little bit of time he will show you that he is a world class player. Of course, for the national team it is good to have Mesut Ozil in good form.
“On Sunday, however, it would be good if he didn’t have that good form against us!”
Ozil and Schurrle both helped Germany win the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
Arsenal’s Ozil started all seven of Germany’s games at the tournament, scoring one goal and making one assist.
Schurrle made six substitute appearances at the World Cup, netting three goals and providing one assist from the bench.
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